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September 24, 2013 at 5:26 PM
Seattle police detectives are asking the public for help with identifying three people in connection with the robbery of a 33-year-old man in Belltown last week, according to a police news release.
The victim was found unconscious, without his phone or wallet, near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Lenora Street early in the morning on Sunday, Sept. 15, after leaving a wedding reception.
Surveillance video released by the police department shows the man talking to two men and a woman on the sidewalk around 1:40 a.m., before the robbery. Detectives have not yet identified the people in the video, the release said.
Anyone who recognizes them or has any information about the case is asked to call Seattle police’s Robbery Unit at 206-684-5535. Anonymous tips are welcome.
August 22, 2013 at 2:59 PM
Puyallup police have for years been selectively videotaping and watching young women change their clothes and use the toilet while in custody, according to a lawsuit filed today in Pierce County Superior Court.
The lawsuit names as plaintiffs 11 women and one man who claim they were videotaped in various states of undress by officers in the city jail’s holding cells.
Attorney James Egan said the plaintiffs were “detained for misdemeanors only to become the victims” of what he called “felony voyeurism.” Egan said he began investigating the police department’s booking and surveillance practices more than two years ago. He called the practice of observing detainees a “peepshow.”
But Puyallup City Attorney Kevin Yamamoto claims that cameras in jail holding cells are nothing new, that all Puyallup detainees are required to change into jail clothes for mug shots and that Egan went through the jailhouse videos and “cherry-picked” for alleged victims.
According to Egan, the plaintiffs all had been detained by Puyallup police on suspicion of driving under the influence.
They were taken to the police station where several plaintiffs claim they were patted down thoroughly and in a sexual manner, according to the suit.
They then were directed into a video-monitored holding cell where they were told to strip and change into jail clothes for their mug shots, according to the lawsuit. Egan said there is no reason to require someone to change their clothes to pose for a mug shot.
He said many of the plaintiffs were released within hours of being booked.
July 3, 2013 at 11:18 AM
A Lynnwood man sentenced to hard labor in North Korea has asked his captors to “forgive” him and for the U.S. to “try harder” to bring him home.
In an interview with Choson Sinbo, a pro-North Korean newspaper based in Japan, Kenneth Bae spoke in Korean and said he has been working at the prison’s farm.
“I work from morning until dinner time – eight hours a day,” Bae said in the interview obtained by CNN. “People here are very considerate, so I’m not working too hard.”
Bae was working as an American tour operator in China when he was arrested last November after crossing the border into North Korea. He was subsequently found guilty of “hostile acts” against North Korea and sentenced to 15 years in the country’s notorious labor-camp system.
In the video, Bae said he hoped he could be released before July 4, his father’s 70th birthday.
May 22, 2013 at 8:41 AM
A man had to be rescued last Friday when his kayak flipped in Lake Ballinger in Mountlake Terrace.
Luckily, people heard the kayaker’s calls for help, including two fishermen who went to the man’s rescue, according to our community news partner, My Edmonds News.
The fishermen helped the man stay above water until the fire department arrived. The man was pulled from the water, taken to the hospital and survived the ordeal.
Now, there’s a video of the rescue, according to My Edmonds News.
The video was shot by Jon Pulling of Oneshot Productions, “a self-described fishing and snow sports addict and an amateur video producer” who always has a camera mounted on his boat, says My Edmonds News.
Watch the video below (but be warned: there are a few adult expletives here and there):
May 14, 2013 at 1:19 PM
Here’s a look at the sky over Seattle as Monday’s storm blew through town Monday afternoon.
The view is what was seen through the eye of the camera perched atop The Seattle Times.
Quite a show.
November 17, 2012 at 6:08 PM
With a video camera and a mission to spread a message of love, a trio of sophomores at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences in Seattle recently took the streets of Capitol Hill and downtown Seattle to ask folks about, well, about loving more.
While plenty of people shied away from the quick on-camera interviews, videographers Audrey Thomas, Lillian Hubbell and Maddie Alden were able to coax a number of people to participate in their social commentary project, folks who offered tender words, sweet kisses and tight hugs to those they were with.
Thomas, who hopes to attend New York University and major in film making, said participants were asked how they felt about the companions by their sides. They got a wide variety and often creative number of responses.
When the camera work was done, the girls joined classmates Abi Gibson, Nate Lee and Raven Guenneguez to create a two minute video, ”the Love More project,” that even some of the most jaded of our kind might just find touching.
“Truthfully, we just wanted to spread love,” said Thomas. “We wanted people to love more. It’s about optimism. At the end of the day, do you hug them [the people you love] enough, do you kiss them enough?’
Thomas admits they were approached by a few drunk people on Broadway on the Capitol Hill, “but then we got a lot of sweet families.”
The school project is due on Monday. While Thomas is confident they’ll get an A, she hopes that people who watch the video will remind people to love the people around them.
May 3, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Italian prosecutors in the Meredith Kercher murder case, Giuliano Mignini and Manuela Comodi, have been accused of wasting nearly $240,000 for having a video made showing their version of what took place when Kercher, a British exchange student, was stabbed to death in Perugia, Italy in 2007, according to an article in the British newspaper, The Telegraph.
Amanda Knox, of West Seattle, was convicted in Kercher’s death, but that conviction was later overturned on appeal, with the judge saying the prosecution’s case simply didn’t hold up.
Knox, who was Kercher’s roommate, spent four years in an Italian prison before being released late last year. Her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was convicted along with Knox, but that conviction also was overturned.
The video was based on circumstantial evidence put forth by prosecutors and was meant to show what happened the night Kercher was slain.
May 1, 2012 at 3:52 PM
May Day protesters rallying at Marion Street and Second Avenue listen to speeches near downtown Seattle around 6:41 p.m. Credit: DANNY GAWLOWSKI / THE SEATTLE TIMES
October 25, 2011 at 9:42 AM
This time-lapse animation shows Google Maps traffic conditions last Friday compared with Monday, the first full weekday without the viaduct. Red and black lines show areas of greatest traffic congestion. The early morning commute is noticeably slower in many places on Monday, though the afternoon commute seems a bit worse on Friday, perhaps owing to the 7:30 p.m. closure of the viaduct that evening. Monday’s evening commute turned nasty earlier than usual, with stop-and-go traffic from Northgate to downtown just after 3 p.m.
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